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The Principle of Autonomy and the Ethics of Advance Directives

Stavroula Tsinorema ; University of Crete, Philosophy and Social Studies Department, Rethymno Campus, Crete, Greece

Puni tekst: engleski, pdf (431 KB) str. 73-88 preuzimanja: 1.328* citiraj
APA 6th Edition
Tsinorema, S. (2015). The Principle of Autonomy and the Ethics of Advance Directives. Synthesis philosophica, 30 (1), 73-88. Preuzeto s https://hrcak.srce.hr/162954
MLA 8th Edition
Tsinorema, Stavroula. "The Principle of Autonomy and the Ethics of Advance Directives." Synthesis philosophica, vol. 30, br. 1, 2015, str. 73-88. https://hrcak.srce.hr/162954. Citirano 24.09.2021.
Chicago 17th Edition
Tsinorema, Stavroula. "The Principle of Autonomy and the Ethics of Advance Directives." Synthesis philosophica 30, br. 1 (2015): 73-88. https://hrcak.srce.hr/162954
Harvard
Tsinorema, S. (2015). 'The Principle of Autonomy and the Ethics of Advance Directives', Synthesis philosophica, 30(1), str. 73-88. Preuzeto s: https://hrcak.srce.hr/162954 (Datum pristupa: 24.09.2021.)
Vancouver
Tsinorema S. The Principle of Autonomy and the Ethics of Advance Directives. Synthesis philosophica [Internet]. 2015 [pristupljeno 24.09.2021.];30(1):73-88. Dostupno na: https://hrcak.srce.hr/162954
IEEE
S. Tsinorema, "The Principle of Autonomy and the Ethics of Advance Directives", Synthesis philosophica, vol.30, br. 1, str. 73-88, 2015. [Online]. Dostupno na: https://hrcak.srce.hr/162954. [Citirano: 24.09.2021.]

Sažetak
Advance directives are conceptualised as a means of increasing “patient autonomy”, as they enforce individuals’ power of choice over a post-competence dying process. There is, however, controversy over their moral force. Rebecca Dresser and John Robertson offer a conceptual argument grounded in epistemological considerations concerning personhood which challenges their authority. Roland Dworkin defends forcefully “precedent autonomy” in planning post-competence medical care. This paper examines the above opposing theses and assesses their main arguments. Limitations are detected in both. Regarding the former, its conceptualisation of the notion of personhood is found to be problematic, and regarding the latter, its conception of individual autonomy is found to be too narrow. An alternative route is explored by reconstructing Kant’s conception of moral autonomy. It provides a framework for moral reasoning, from which certain contemporary understandings of autonomy as a right, as a reflective capacity of the individual, as responsibility and integrity can be properly assessed and justified. Normative conclusions follow regarding the extension of personal autonomy in advance medical choice.

Ključne riječi
advance directives; agency; autonomy; Rebecca Dresser; Ronald Dworkin; Immanuel Kant; personhood; respect

Hrčak ID: 162954

URI
https://hrcak.srce.hr/162954

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